The Empty City

7 - 23 October 2011

  • Vernissage: 7 October 2011, 18:00
  • Artist Talk: 9 October 2011, 17:00
  • REBECCA ADORNO

“The Empty City” is an interactive sound installation in the form of a miniature city, in which buildings emit pre-recorded sounds, or memories of a city.

The work aims to engage the viewer in a contemplative state of mind and create a shelter for those who wish to escape their everyday realities. Adorno’s city becomes a space of reinterpretation of the self, a space in which a void is filled with sound.

For Adorno, sounds of the cities she lives in register as memories. Each sound can be a trigger towards metaphorical time travel. By creating an interface that allows the spectator to experience the city through the ebb and flow of the sound and light – our own memories of the cities we inhabit will morph with the soundscape Adorno has created.


Rebecca Adorno is a New York based installation and sound artist and videographer born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work explores the deconstruction of linear narratives and the creation of random compositions that engage the viewer in a conceptual and musical discourse. Adorno has exhibited her work in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Dominican Republic and New York, among others, and is part of the Museum of Art of Ponce's permanent collection. She received an MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts, where she worked as an A/V and physical computing lab assistant.

Free

7 - 23 October 2011

  • Vernissage: 7 October 2011, 18:00
  • Artist Talk: 9 October 2011, 17:00